BOSTON — On Sunday morning, April 7, beginning at 7 a.m., the annual reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture heralds the start of a new year of programs at Armenian Heritage Park on Boston’s The Greenway.
A crane will lift and pull apart the two halves of the split rhomboid dodecahedron to create a new sculptural shape.
Annually in the early spring, the Abstract Sculpture, a split rhomboid dodecahedron made of steel and aluminum, is reconfigured, symbolic of all who pulled away from their countries of origin and came to Massachusetts, establishing themselves in new and different ways, contributing to the richness of American life and culture.
Overseeing the annual configuration will be Aurelian Mardiros, A&A Industries, fabricator of the Abstract Sculpture, their generous gift-in-kind; Jerry Rigging Corporation; Bill Martin who oversees the Park’s Care and maintenance on behalf of the Armenian Heritage Foundation, and Don Tellalian, AIA, Park’s architect/designer. The Park’s Charles G. and Doreen Bilezekian Endowed Fund supports the annual reconfiguration.
The park’s Abstract Sculpture is dedicated to lives lost in the Armenian Genocide of 1915-23 and all genocides that have followed. How fitting, therefore, that programs at the Park begin in April with the Genocide Commemoration, planned by the Boston Armenian Genocide Committee and the Walk Against Geocode, planned by the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur, which begins at the Holocaust Memorial and ends at the Park.
Programs showcase the park’s two features, the Abstract Sculpture and Labyrinth, a circular winding path to celebrate life’s journey. At the Labyrinth’s center is a single jet of water, representing hope and rebirth; its waters reemerging from the Reflecting Pool upon which the Abstract Sculpture sits. Etched around the Labyrinth’s circle – Art, Service, Science, Commerce – in tribute to contributions made to American life and culture.